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Bengaliness, Hindu nationalism and Bangladeshi migrants in West Bengal, India

Shamshad, Rizwana


Hindu nationalists made migration from Bangladesh an election campaign in West Bengal during the 1990s. Although there were various allegations against Bangladeshi migration, it never became a mainstream political issue in the state, like in neighbouring Assam. West Bengal shares the longest border with Bangladesh, compared to any other Indian state, and hosts a large number of Bangladeshi migrants, according to the Census reports in India. West Bengal and Bangladesh share a common...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Ethnicity
DOI: 10.1080/14631369.2016.1175918


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